Program Benefits

Throughout the two-year program, students: 

  • Learn business concepts and current practices from business experts and professional colleagues in the private sector, military services, DoD, and joint commands
  • Develop technical and functional skills and improve your general management knowledge to advance your career
  • Achieve enhanced strategic thinking, analysis, and decision-making abilities
  • Obtain leadership, written and verbal communications, and negotiations skills during the residencies
  • Leverage residency sessions to establish a strong resource network of colleagues in both the government and private sector
  • Initiate life-changing growth through tailored personal development
  • Develop a close-knit group of professionals who become friends and supporters throughout the program

In addition to the primary curriculum, students choose from a variety of focus areas based on their interests and career goals, including:

Supply Chain Management & Logistics

  • Explore current technology and logistics topics
  • Learn current logistics and technology best practices through site visits to international business and military institutions

Strategic Management

  • Develop problem-solving and analytical expertise
  • Understand strategic supervision and corporate/organizational strategic planning
  • Gain working knowledge of theories and concepts used for assessing competitive conditions, evaluating corporate/organizational capabilities, and identifying means for establishing a competitive advantage
Institute for Defense & Business
1250 Environ WayChapel HillNorth Carolina 27517 USA
Telephone: (919) 969-8008 Fax: (919) 969-6792